Thursday, April 02, 2009

Life Links 4/2/09

Dr. Oz attempts to educate Oprah Winfrey and Michael J. Fox about stem cells. He starts talking about how the debate regarding stem cells is over (because of the advancements with iPS cells) about 2 minutes in.

Bonnie Erbe thinks that women deciding to have abortions because of the bad economy is a good decision. She also thinks this is something we should all agree on.
But in the long run, can we not agree that an unwed couple's decision not to bring a fourth child into the world when they are having trouble feeding themselves and three children is no tragedy? It's actually a fact-based, rational decision that in the end benefits the three children they already have and society as well.
The obvious problem with Erbe’s analysis is that she assumes the child about to be killed by abortion isn’t already in this world. If the child didn’t already exist then there would be no reason to have an abortion.

An armed gunman robbed an abortion clinic in Florida.
The man walked in about 2:40 p.m. and asked an employee whether he could use the restroom, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. The man then pulled out a gun and demanded money.

No patients were at the clinic, but four female employees were present. He told three of them to go to another area and ordered the fourth to empty the cash drawer, BSO said.

Kirsten Powers takes on groups opposed to allowing women to the option of seeing images of their ultrasounds before abortion.
What really seems to enrage NARAL and Planned Parenthood is when crisis pregnancy centers use ultra-sound devices, or other methods, to show women pictures of their fetuses. To say that this is a “scare tactic” would be like saying it is a “scare tactic” to show a man a picture of clogged arteries to try to get him to understand his health situation. Yes, it may scare him in a certain direction — or not — but it’s an informed decision.

If a woman is seven weeks pregnant and someone shows her this picture, what is wrong with that? How is that “scary”?

Women are not delicate little flowers who can’t handle information, despite what NARAL Pro Choice and Planned Parenthood tell us. They should have the option of having all the information presented to them before an abortion so they understand what they are doing.

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